A brave debut performance by EXTREME FREEDOM at Hawkesbury on Tuesday will have given our partners plenty of optimism for the future. The son of Turn Me Loose will now head to the paddock for a spell after he did the hard yards in front for most of the race, before being run down on a Heavy track by the race favourite. The big boy left nothing in the tank, fighting all the way to the line under Tommy Berry and only going down by half-a-length, which suggests he could have a bright future. Whilst EXTREME FREEDOM is yet to fully mature and is still showing signs of coltishness, the run was full of merit with trainers Rob and Luke Price reporting that he will now enjoy some well-earned downtime. During his four-week break he is likely to have the ultimate gear change, not only to improve his raceday manners but also to prevent him from growing any bigger. We look forward to seeing EXTREME FREEDOM back at the races as a 3YO gelding.